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Modern Take on Classic Art

Modern Take on Classic Art | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano - famous for being outrageous - decided to experiment, using Photoshop to manipulate ancient Venus masterpieces. - Tony Leather concludes : "Anna Giordano, as she famously does, is perhaps simply reconsidering societal subjectivity when it comes to cultural standards, which differ so much over the centuries, but her work does quite poignantly highlight the awful truth of the inclination of advertising companies in modern society to set an unreachable reality of fake perfection, leaving most girls questioning their self-worth. The times when girly girls were fashionable were so much better, and I for one hope they soon return. "

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Photo Composition | Steve McCurry-COOPH

COOPH explains 9 photo composition tips with the help of Steve McCurry's incredible photographs. Special thanks go to Steve McCurry for his time and permissi...
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As simple as effective -and a bright conclusion :)

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David Hockney: ‘Just because I’m cheeky, doesn’t mean I’m not serious’

David Hockney: ‘Just because I’m cheeky, doesn’t mean I’m not serious’ | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
At 77, and with two new exhibitions, David Hockney is more prolific and outspoken than ever. He tells us why he stopped painting after the death of his assistant – and why, despite a 9pm bedtime, he’s still a rebel at heart
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Un serious game pour apprendre à utiliser Photoshop

Un serious game pour apprendre à utiliser Photoshop | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Si Photoshop est bien connu du grand public grâce aux nombreuses retouches et aux photo-montages, il reste malgré tout un logiciel difficile à maîtriser.

Via Audrey Bardon
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Manière astucieuse d'aborder un logiciel complexe... et dédramatisation de son apprentissage :o)

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10 belles pochettes d'albums (2014) | Culturebox Musique

10 belles pochettes d'albums (2014) | Culturebox Musique | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"[...] Le vinyle revient en force et 2014 restera comme un cru exceptionnel en la matière. L'autre bonne nouvelle c'est qu'avec lui, la pochette d'album, [...] reprend des couleurs. Voici notre sélection, forcément subjective, des dix visuels les plus mémorables de l'année écoulée."

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Graphisme, illustrations, photomontages... quelques belles trouvailles !

Coïncidence : ma préférée est aussi celle du seul (groupe de) musicien(s) que je connais dans les dix proposées... quelques explorations musicales à venir, donc.

 

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3D illusions pavement street art | Julian Beever

3D illusions pavement street art | Julian Beever | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

Julian Beever's chalk pavement drawings -3D illusions.

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"3D illusions"J. Beever's website photo gallery displays most of his 3D pavement drawings...

"Anamorphic illusions are drawn in a special distortion in order to create an impression of 3 dimensions when seen from one particular viewpoint."

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Egypt’s powerful street art packs a punch

Egypt’s powerful street art packs a punch | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Urban artists are borrowing from ancient Egyptian culture to create powerful statements of protest, discovers Alastair Sooke.
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MAGDELEINE, banque photos libres - Haute qualité

MAGDELEINE, banque photos libres - Haute qualité | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

Que ce soit pour un projet, un site, ou simplement pour illustrer un article, une image lambda ne peut pas être utilisée librement.


Via Freewares&Tutos, Frédéric DEBAILLEUL
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Ce site Web gratuit propose deux licences, à savoir :

Licence CC0 (Creative Commons Zéro) : permet au titulaire de droits d’auteur de renoncer au maximum à ceux-ci dans la limite des lois applicables, afin de placer son œuvre au plus près du domaine publicLicences Attribution : l’œuvre peut être librement utilisée, à la condition de l’attribuer à l’auteur en citant son nom.
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Visual Transactions

Since 2006, when Facebook became available to the general public, the visual practices of its users, especially the youngest ones, have been described as forms of narcissistic behavior. By analyzing the use of images in dating, this essay reconstructs what users actually do online and reveals a very different picture. From searching for profiles to deciphering their content, the practices observed make utilitarian use of the photographs, which are interpreted as indices and drive a highly pragmatic approach. The multitude of personal sources and the diversity of their content impart a great informational importance to the images, which are nonetheless carefully analyzed, with weight also given to other interactions. This exploration of the sharing and reception of images on networks highlights their transactional value, which encourages behaviors distinguished by reciprocity.
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Translated by "Transactions visuelles"

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40 Powerful Photos Show Why Banksy [supposedly] Is the Spokesman of Our Generation | STREET ART

40 Powerful Photos Show Why Banksy [supposedly] Is the Spokesman of Our Generation | STREET ART | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
In a short time, Banksy has become a cultural icon with a distinct place in history.
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Monica MIRZA's curator insight, November 12, 2014 4:07 PM

Banksy keeps on proving a quality (re)source for English teaching :  bright street art, smart subversiveness !

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Happy birthday, Wikimedia Commons ! 10 ans, 22 millions de fichiers libres | ILLUSTRATIONS / PHOTOS

Happy birthday, Wikimedia Commons ! 10 ans, 22 millions de fichiers libres | ILLUSTRATIONS / PHOTOS | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

Photo de Christian Reusch (Liverpool, Australie)

 

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Wikipédia Commons a crée sa médiathèque d'images (mais aussi sons, animations...)  et les projets associés en septembre 2004. Le concours Wiki Loves Monuments participe à l'enrichir depuis 4 ans : il se déroule tout au long du mois de septembre.

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"View of Toledo" | El Greco

"View of Toledo" | El Greco | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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"[...] El Greco portrays the city he lived and worked in for most of his life. The painting belongs to the tradition of emblematic city views, rather than a faithful documentary description. The view of the eastern section of Toledo from the north would have excluded the cathedral, which the artist therefore imaginatively moved to the left of the Alcázar [...]".

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A gorgeous painting -I only knew the painter's portraits and somehow find this landscape most modern...

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Autour du Canal de L'ourcq | Paris STREET ART

Autour du Canal de L'ourcq | Paris STREET ART | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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'Dans cette galerie collaborative vous aurez un aperçu du street art et du graffiti parisien grâce aux photographes passionnés qui qui participent au projet Paris Street Art."

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16 Banques d'images libres de droits | Apprendre 2.0

16 Banques d'images libres de droits | Apprendre 2.0 | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

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Seize banques d'images libres de droits -beware ! "Libres de droit" ne signifie pas forcément "gratuites"

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Behind the Scenes - London Street Art

Listen to this british Street Art Gallery talking about the unique Phlegm installation in London

Via Veille digitale
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Moon Wine

Moon Wine | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

The Moon
There is such solitude in that gold.
The moon of these nights is not the moon
The first Adam saw. Long centuries
Of human vigil have filled her with
An old lament. See. She is your mirror.
Jorge Luis Borges

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A Pinterest board collection of moon pictures : some are really dazzling.

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Magnifique ! The beauty and majesty of France | Michael KENNA - PHOTOS

Magnifique ! The beauty and majesty of France | Michael KENNA - PHOTOS | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Photographer Michael Kenna has returned to France over the last 40 years to capture the magic and sublime romance of its landscapes, from a misty Seine to the Palace of Versailles and an otherworldly full moonrise
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Dazzling pictures...

Some more ?

Here's Michael Kenna's  Image Archive page on his personal website :

>> http://www.michaelkenna.net/imagearchive.php

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79 Banques d'images gratuites - Free pictures data banks

79 Banques d'images gratuites - Free pictures data banks | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Liste mise à jour de plus de 79 sites et banques d'images internet qui proposent des images gratuites à usage commercial ou non commercial.
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Liste à jour au 01/10/2014

Free pictures (some for commercial purpose as well)  data banks -latest update on October 1st, 2014

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Light projections creating street | Philippe Echaroux

Light projections creating street | Philippe Echaroux | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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Philippe Echaroux is a French photographer & street artist. 

His project, "Paintings with lights", uses  pictures projections to generate ephemeral street art.

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Why use IMAGES & VIDEO on websites | VISUALISING

Why use IMAGES & VIDEO on websites | VISUALISING | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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>> http://www.j6design.com.au

Some infographics by the Australian design website well suit educational goals... see the 'Client Area'.

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Exploitez le RAW au maximum pour les photos de nuit avec Lightroom et camera raw

Exploitez le RAW au maximum pour les photos de nuit avec Lightroom et camera raw | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it

Cette semaine, je vous propose de voir ce que le format RAW jumelé aux capacités de Lightroom ou Camera Raw, permet de faire. Une récupération de photo prise dans des conditions de lumière extrême, avec à la fin une photo réussie.


Via Frédéric DEBAILLEUL
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"The Ruins of Detroit" | Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre | Photography

"The Ruins of Detroit" | Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre | Photography | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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Awesome pictures

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"Dall'alba al tramonto, il cielo di Roma sopra gli aeroporti" | PHOTO

"Dall'alba al tramonto, il cielo di Roma sopra gli aeroporti" | PHOTO | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Dall'alba al tramonto, il cielo di Roma sopra gli aeroporti
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Clichés pris de l'aéroport de Rome -le ciel, de l'aube au crépuscule :-)

(in 'La Repubblica' de Rome - It)

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Free Stock Photos : 12 websites | PHOTOS

Free Stock Photos : 12 websites | PHOTOS | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
A curated list of websites with beautiful free stock photos that can be used for personal and commercial projects.
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Shirley : un Voyage dans la Peinture de Edward Hopper

Shirley : un Voyage dans la Peinture de Edward Hopper | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Shirley : Visions of Reality
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Photos - Le film a été tourné à partir de 13 oeuvres d'Edward Hopper : saisissant.

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America's 10 Most Unique Libraries (PHOTOS)

America's 10 Most Unique Libraries (PHOTOS) | Looks -Pictures, Images, Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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Excerpted from "The Public Library : A Photographic Essay" by Robert Dawson [Princeton Architectural Press]

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